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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Shell-in-NE, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Shell-in-NE

    Shell-in-NE Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had this website in my favorites for the index of chicken breeds long before to moving to Nebraska, which was the begining of May. We brought our house almost a year prior to our move from Illinois.

    After our first week we bought 2 banty chicks, as experiments. This is the first time myself and my long term bf have every had chicks in our lives.
    While at the farm store a week later, the cashier commented that they'll be getting their last batch of chicken chicks for the season in a few days, so of coarse that made us show up that day to get a few more. We bought 8 .. 4 pullets, and 4 banties .. because of colors. lol
    We lost one banty after a couple weeks.
    So on hand we have 1 Barred Rock, 1 white Californian, 2 Easter Eggers, 1 pullet Cochin banty, 1 roo Cochin banty, and the other 3 banty roos I have no idea what they are .. but 2 a really beautiful birds.
    Rock, Cali, Marilyn & Manson, Red & Black our first 2 banties, Boy George, Slash & Freddy (Mercury)

    Out of all 4 roos, Slash is he only one who doesn't get along with the other boys.
    If anyone knows what breed of rooster makes a popping sound for clucks, let me know. We'd really like to have some idea of what Slash is. He's very unique. His feathers are white with a thick line of black edged around it. Even on the tail. He looks more white than black. His legs are kinda blueish. And his comb is a double? From the front two seperate combs, but formed into one in the back and to a point aiming behind him.

    It's already been decided that next year we'll get a few more pullets. Not sure of the breed(s) yet.
    My bf said I can get a turkey [​IMG] .. And he think having a duck would be a good idea too. I did tell him a duck needs at least another duck friend, so for now it's now a couple of ducks. lol

    We're really enjoying having our chickens. Never interacted with a chicken before, so neither of us knew the personalities we were missing! .. We're chicken hooked!

    Shell
     
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  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    [​IMG] from Kansas, Shell. Love the rock star names for your birds! [​IMG] Best of luck with the additional pullets. Aftert you have ten posting you can post a pic of Slash - someone on this site will be able to ID him. [​IMG]
     
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  4. Kaeta44

    Kaeta44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Take a look through the Breeds section of BYC. From your description, you could start by looking at the Wyandotte - there's a lovely picture of a cockerel there, and from your description it just might be the same. The comb sounds all wrong for a Plymouth Rock Barred, also black and white feathers, but sounds like a description of the Wyandotte comb.

    http://muckycluckers.blogspot.com/
     
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  5. Unclebean

    Unclebean Rest in Peace 1977-2013

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    [​IMG] from Pennsylvania!
     
  6. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  7. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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  8. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! I love the names! Sounds like a great flock. Welcome to the fun!
     
  10. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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